Andy May is a soft-spoken man who calls children “youngsters” and adults “folks.” His talent as a musician and teacher is undisputed, but he’s likely best known as the founder of the Acoustic Kids Showcase. The showcase is a non-competitive “Opry-style” performance program that allows musicians  and younger to perform on professional stages at festivals around the country.
Andy May is a wonderful award-winning musician, singer, songwriter, producer and an overall entertaining performer. He has been a repeat headliner at the Walnut Valley Festival for many years. But this year, Andy is celebrating a different accomplishment: The 41st Walnut Valley Festival is also the 22nd consecutive festival where May has coordinated and hosted the highly-acclaimed Acoustic Kids Workshop.
…A beautiful, timeless sound. Andy’s light, bright mandolin picking sets the lead…, (and) it’s hard to hold your seat as Andy and the boys beckon you to get up and dance. “Dance of Life” is a light, enjoyable frolic through traditional mandolin standards. The musicianship is high, the original works strong and the [CD] is really a lot of fun.
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